# How do I extrude faces along their actual normals?

Using 3.1, I'm trying to extrude 2 faces forming a small angle along their individual normals. I use Face --> Extrude Individual Faces which shows a tooltip: "Extrude each individual face separately along local normals":

However the normals are not used (and I don't see where the axis used for each face does come from). I tried to use the same command with only one face selected, the result is the same for this face. What is the problem?

In case this is relevant, the pivot point is set to Median Point.

• In Object mode, try to apply the scale? Apr 24 at 10:39
• @moonboots: This works. Thanks. Seem to me this is a bug, a normal is a normal whatever the scale...?
– mins
Apr 24 at 10:42
• you mean it should not take the scale into account for this kind of operation? In my opinion it makes sense as it's not the 1:1 scale Apr 24 at 10:44
• In v 3.2a, you can do this without apply scale.
– X Y
Apr 24 at 10:51
• @moonboots: Yes, the new face should be centered on the normal, which is invariant with the scale. Computing the axis in 1:1 scale is not consistent. Else the size of the new face should be the 1:1 size too.
– mins
Apr 24 at 10:54